you ever wonder...
- how croaking frogs and sticking doors predict a storm?
- what clouds can tell you about coming changes in the weather?
- why it's hotter on a city's downtown streets than it is in the
- where you can find a cool spot to picnic on a sweltering summer
- why conditions in the eastern tropical Pacific can affect the
weather thousands of miles away during El Ni–o events?
Watching Weather explains the basic scientific principles that
underlie the vagaries of the weather. By combining knowledge of
these principles, rules of thumb provided by this book, and observations
of the sky and clouds and wind, you can begin to predict your local
weather. Watching Weather helps you understand how the weather outside
your door is linked to and driven by conditions thousands of miles
Dr. Tom Murphree teaches and conducts research on the physics of
climateÑespecially the interactions of the ocean, atmosphere, and
land that cause climate variations, such as El Ni–o and La Ni–a
events. Mary Miller is Senior Science Writer at the Exploratorium,
which feeds her abiding interest in the science of everyday life.
She also writes about science for magazines such as Earth, The Sciences,
Popular Science, and Reaction Times.